NEW DRUNK DRIVING CRACKDOWN BEGINS TODAY
Stay independent and stay out of jail this Independence Day holiday... there's going to be lots of extra law enforcement out on the roads as officers watch for drunk or impaired drivers and motorcyclists. Lyn Sutfin at the Michigan Office of Highway Safety Planning says the extra enforcement starts today Sutfin says penalties for drunk driving include up to 93 days in jail, and a $500-dollar fine, plus 360 hours of community service, 6 points on a driver's license or a license suspension. In addition, convicted drunk drivers will be subject to a new $1,000 fee for two consecutive years, for a total of $2,000 in additional costs. And anyone who refuses a breath test is given an automatic one-year driver's license suspension.